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Dr. Wallach discusses professional athletes to start the show.  Asserting that pro athletes despite being in shape don't live as long as "couch potatoes".  Contending this is because of all the nutrients they lose through their sweat while working out and playing their sport.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss the recent deaths of two prominent athletes.  Former NBA and Celtic star Dennis Johnson died last week after going into cardiac arrest.  Over the weekend Denver Broncos running back Damien Nash collapsed and died following a charity basketball game.  Doug also discusses a Colorado high school that has banned the energy drink "Spike Shooter".  After several students became sick with shortness of breath, heart palpitations and nausea.

Callers

  • Ada has a friend with acid reflux.
  • Marge has an 8 year old son diagnosed with ADHD.
  • Elmer has been diagnosed with a mini stroke in his eye.
  • Mark has a friend who has been diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
  • Bob has been diagnosed as being anemic.
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Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach.  Ben starts the show discussing the fact that drugs only treat symptoms and often the side effects are sometimes worse than the original health challenge.  He also talks about so called "Bio-Identical" hormone treatments for women.  He asserts that in reality there isn't such a thing as "bio-identical" hormones.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a recent study that found omega-3 fatty acids slowed the break down process in bones.  This finding has caused researchers to theorize that fish oil in the diet may strengthen bones.

Callers

  • Sal's wife is experiencing weight loss for no apparent reason.
  • Kim has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
  • Dean has questions about mixing "pro-biotics" and "enzymes".
  • Ken recently underwent a quadruple bypass and is now having difficulty breathing.
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Dr. Wallach discusses all the the recent research concerning the health benefits of chocolate.  Outlining the various antioxidant qualities and chocolate's ability to increase blood flow to the brain.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a couple of recent news articles concerning the drug maker Merck & Co.  The wonderful people who brought the world Vioxx and who more recently were aggressively seeking to have their new vaccine Gardasil made manditory for girls ages 9 and up in public schools.  Now the company has backed off of it's aggresive lobbying because it came to light that some political leaders such as Texas Governor Rick Perry were given campaign donations and owned stock in Merck.  Governor Perry took a $5000 campaign contribution from Merck and made and executive order to make the Gardasil vaccine manditory in his state.

Callers

  • Cheryl has two questions the first concerns hair loss.  Second she asks about Fabry's disease.
  • Jan has a friend diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  • Lee has two questions the first concerns a friend with palsy and concerns about Parkinson's disease.  Second he has another friend with reflux.
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